According to local reports, many people chose to stay at home even after the weather agency issued emergency warnings and evacuation orders following the heavy rain and thus lost the chance to escape when flooding or landslides occurred.
With the death toll from record floods in western Japan rising fast, the government and disaster responders should naturally put the highest priority on search-and-rescue operations.
In addition to the water outage, people in afflicted areas were plagued with severely hot weather. They are engaged in healthcare-related tasks, including measures to deal with infectious disease control, for the affected people through July 31.
Search efforts continued in hardest-hit Hiroshima and Okayama as well as other prefectures, with dozens of people still unaccounted for more than 72 hours after the disaster, considered a crucial period following which the chance of finding trapped victims alive significantly declines.
Saving lives was the government's biggest duty, he said. "We can accept losing things like home appliances, but memories", she said, her voice trailing off.
He did not elaborate on what steps the government could take.
A police officer looks into a vehicle buried in mud during a search operation in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Their safety has yet to be confirmed, although it was reported that one body had been found.
With few portable fans in the evacuation centres, many survivors tried to cool themselves with paper fans.
BBC's Stephen Nolan earned more than £400,000 a year ago
Labour MP Stephen Doughty said: 'It is still a scandal in 2018 that we have a gender pay gap in any industry - let alone the BBC'. But eight more women who were not included last year did make it on to this year's list of stars who earn more than £150,000.
Anastasia Kriegel: Second boy charged over Dublin murder
The body of the 14-year-old schoolgirl was found in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan on 16 May, two days after she went missing. The judge allowed the young boy and mother to spend some time together following a request by the defendant's solicitor.
Tight water supplies meant that people were not getting enough fluids, authorities said. At a major supermarket in town, employees sold bottled water and tea, cups of noodles and other preserved foods that survived the floods, while employees cleaned damaged merchandise, throwing items into dozens of plastic bags.
"My wife could not climb up the stairs, and nobody else was around to help us out", Katayama told national broadcaster NHK.
The government has sent out water trucks but supplies remain limited.
Fire fighters walk through an area affected by heavy flooding on July 10, 2018 in Kurashiki, Japan.
He says the United Nations chief "commended the government's efforts to help people affected and expressed his admiration for the domestic search and rescue teams helping those in need".
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited an evacuation center in a hard-hit flood zone in western Japan, promising to provide utmost support.
Policemen remove debris during search operations for missing people in a flooded area in Asakura. Others used diggers and chainsaws to work through landslides and splintered buildings.
As the sky cleared up, temperatures rose above 30 C in many places, raising concerns about possible heatstroke and spread of infectious diseases among evacuees and rescuers as well as volunteer workers entering the areas.
Officials have said a helicopter each had been positioned at airports in Islamabad and Lahore airports for the arrest. However, speaking on Nawaz Sharif's arrest, his mother Shamim Akhtar said that those at fault fear Allah.
Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued 11 people after their charter plane crashed on the Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. Some were taken to a medical center in Ketchikan, but no details about their condition have been released.
Despite the fact they shared the same ancestry, the pair's fierce rivalry will eventually lead to death, destruction and despair. Be sure to check out the first Mary Queen of Scots trailer, courtesy of the Focus Features YouTube channel, for yourself below.
I know in the semi-finals of Wimbledon you will not have an easy opponent. "But every match starts from zero". I went to the net. "Wow, it's pretty unbelievable ", Goerges said. "I've only lost one match", said Nadal .
Palin says she sat through what she called a long interview full of "Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm" before she walked out. She is challenging Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.
Croatia , in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more unsafe side. France , which won its only title at home in 1998, will have an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.
In addition to touching Prather's breasts and butt during her act, Daniels allegedly placed the officer's face on her breasts. He also said that Daniels is briefly postponing her national tour and will plead not guilty to the charges against her.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of any links between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation . "Stonington Global is honored to welcome General Flynn as we expand our services around the world", he said in a statement.
Some users accused the political opposition of making the signs to discredit the government's warming ties with China. According to local media outlets, the Philippines authority did not give the permits for the banners to be posted.
Sharif will reach Lahore , his home town and political stronghold, on July 13, his daughter Maryam said in a Twitter post. A day after the Avenfield verdict , unidentified men were trespassing Nawaz Sharif's London apartment, a video went viral.
Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Movie Lands Director Cate Shortland
According to The Hollywood Reporter , the Black Widow solo film now has a director, in Austalian filmmaker, Cate Shortland . With the latest phase of Marvel films coming to a close, Marvel saw this as the best time to move forward with the project.
Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris
In this particular go-around, Chris McQuarrie (the first director to double up in the series) has pretty much perfected his craft as a Mission: Impossible director.